South Dakota’s infinite variety of unique locations makes it a premier destination for filmmakers across the world. From rolling prairies, majestic mountains, thundering buffalo and endless wide open spaces, we can help you find your perfect location.
RIGHT TO WORK = Yes
GENERAL PERMITS = No
LOCATION SCOUTING = Yes
CORPORATE OR PERSONAL INCOME TAX = No
TAXES = The state sales tax of 4 percent applies to all taxable sales and services with some exceptions. In addition to the state sales tax, municipal sales tax is currently imposed in more than 140 cities in South Dakota. City tax rates vary, usually from 1 to 3 percent (subject to change).
ACCESS = Gateway cities are Denver, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City. Two interstate highways cross the state, east to west and north to south.
CLIMATE = Four distinct and colorful seasons. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports, "...South Dakota has considerable fair weather. The air is generally clear with excellent visibility." No smog clouds our skies.
COOPERATION = Film South Dakota is your liaison with state, federal, tribal and other public/private domains.